10 SOLUTIONS TO A HARDENED HEART
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 95:8-9(NASB)
"Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness, "When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work. "
1. A hardened heart cannot receive from God . why? A hardened heart does not believe God can or will do it .Isaiah 44:18 (NIV)"They know nothing, they understand nothing; their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand." Key- it doesn't matter how long , simply believe God and wait for His response .Psalm 37:7
2.A hardened heart prefers to work with what he/she can understand. But this will encourage you .Prov 3:5(NLT)"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Key- The ways of God bible says are too deep . so how can you reason it out . Jesus said something in scripture Luke 8:50b"Fear not:believe only, and she shall be made whole " . See Roms 33:11(Msg)" Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out.Is there anyone around who can explain God?Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do?Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice?Everything comes from him;Everything happens through him;Everything ends up in him.Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes."
3. A hardened heart is never a friend of Jesus .John 15:14(NASB)""You are My friends if you do what I command you." Key - When I was growing up as a believer , I use to run from Jesus when I fall , but now I run to Him in boldness because I know He is not just my Master , but my very good friend. Amen. Heb 4:16
4. A hardened heart is a heart that refuses to yield to the voice of God . Matt 15:8 (NIV)"'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me." Key- God's voice is His word and He renews that word in our hearts every morning when we commun